OIL AND gas industry executive Joseph Lichon has been appointed to lead the Americas operations for Aberdeen integrated services provider EnerMech.
With extensive energy industry experience including engineering, procurement, sales, and construction, Joe was most recently Executive Vice President of Americas for SNC-Lavalin (previously Kentz Engineers & Constructors).
He has more than 25 years of operational and sales leadership experience in oil and gas projects offshore and onshore USA and in Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea and on major Australian LNG projects including Gorgon and INPEX.
As President for Americas region, he will focus on expanding EnerMech’s position as the market leader in offshore pipeline pre-commissioning in deepwater Gulf of Mexico while growing the company’s Industrial Services and Mechanical, Electrical & Instrumentation and other business lines.
EnerMech plans to open a new facility in Pennsylvania as part of a strategy to expand its US presence which currently consists of bases in Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming and North Dakota.
The Aberdeen-headquartered business also has facilities in Villahermosa in Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana, and has undertaken project work in Alaska, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina.
EnerMech Chief Executive Officer, Doug Duguid, said: “The Americas region will play a significant role in growing our business over the next five years and bringing on board a high-calibre professional with a proven track-record such as Joe Lichon will fast-track that strategy.
“We are well established in deepwater oil and gas workscopes and have increased our presence in the LNG and capital projects markets. Our focus will be on replicating this success in the maintenance market, where we believe our Industrial Services and ME&I expertise will be of interest to major operators in the power, petrochemical and refining spaces.”
Joe Lichon said: “I am well versed in EnerMech’s capabilities and worked closely with them on large scale LNG projects in Australia where I was impressed with the company’s versatility and commitment to delivering a high-quality service.
“EnerMech has made significant inroads to the US onshore and offshore market from a standing start and I am keen to take this to the next level by leveraging our success on deepwater projects to gain traction in other sectors. I was attracted to EnerMech’s entrepreneurial spirit and can-do approach, and I believe this will play well in the Americas which is always interested in exploring new ways of doing things.”